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Total loan: $3,000
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Numon

Tajikistan
Khujand, Tajikistan / Transportation

A loan of $3,000 helped to purchase a new minivan.


Numon's story

Numon uses his small van as a taxi, transporting passengers around his hometown. He started driving a taxi 15 years ago. He makes around $10-$15 per day, which is enough to support himself, his wife and their two children. Numon is a positive influence on those around him and demonstrates responsibility and a good work ethic. He has requested a loan for $3,000 USD to replace his minivan with a bigger one. We are grateful for this opportunity to assist Numon with his business and to help keep him out on the road earning a living. More about Tajikistan and IMON International:

Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road and the end of Alexander the Great's rule. It has also produced great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets, including Rudaki, Avicenna, Ferdowsi, Omar Khayyam, Jomi, and Rumi. The country is home to communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, epic mountain passes, and a civilization that dates back to the 4th millennium BC. And, even today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, New West culture and Central Asian traditions.

But Tajikistan is also the poorest of the former Soviet republics. The civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the U.S.S.R., further damaged the already weak economy. In addition, 93% of the country is mountainous and only 7% of the land is arable. These conditions have resulted in high levels of unemployment and have forced hundreds of thousands to seek work in other countries, mainly Russia. While the people of Tajikistan are working to improve its agricultural production and manufacturing sector, nearly two-thirds of the population still live in abject poverty.

IMON's History:

Since December 2007, IMON International has worked closely with Kiva and Kiva lenders to ensure that poor and low income clients represent a viable business proposition. Funds raised through Kiva have already been distributed to thousands of IMON International's clients and will continue to provide thousands more with permanent access to the varied financial services they need. To learn more about IMON International's work, please visit: www.imon.tj



Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: March 15, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: March 15, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"